Eileen Murphy couldn't help but notice how a container ship at the Conley Terminal towered over everything else - like the trees at Castle Island - today.
Eileen Murphy captured the sunset behind the old South Boston power plant from Castle Island tonight.
State Police report that, after consultation with the Navy, their bomb squad blew it up, shortly before noon.
The thing could date back to the Civil War, but State Police say they didn't want to take any chances:
Some cannonballs are filled with powder. If so, still could be an explosive capability.
Bomb-squad members buried the cannonball under a sand berm before detonating it (Photo by State Police):
We weren't the only ones to head to Castle Island this afternoon - including this guy peering hopefully into the closed Sullivan's, which, believe it or not, is scheduled to open this coming Saturday.
This guy seemed to like the conditions just fine:
Eileen Murphy went for a stroll around Castle Island today.
Eileen Murphy watched a Coast Guard cutter just off Castle Island this morning.
Eileen Murphy watched this pair successfully rescue their football from the chilly waters of Pleasure Bay at Castle Island today - without either of them getting dunked in the briny deep
Jocelyn alerts us that the USS Constitution will be taken out into the harbor today and will fire cannons off Castle Island in honor of D-Day and the Battle of Midway. The fort will then fire back. Starts around 11 a.m.
Steve Bikes photographed the loose boat on the rocks of the Sugar Bowl.
What seemed like most of South Boston showed up at Castle Island today for the first day of Sullivan's in 2014.
We arrived at the end of the line at Sullivan's around 2:15 p.m. We got to place our orders at 2:55 p.m.
Although the air temperature was 52, the wind chill was way, way lower, thanks to an unceasing and heavy wind that kicked up white caps on Pleasure Bay, where at least the wind surfers enjoyed it.
The Castle Island food stand throws caution to the winds:
Let's tempt fate and tell mother nature we've had enough of this winter! Opening EARLY-this SATURDAY, Feb. 22. Getting the grills ready now...
The Herald reports on this morning's rescue off Castle Island.
Boston Police report they are looking into what killed a woman whose body was recovered by firefighters around 1:35 p.m. yesterday.
Southie Spots took in the misty Beacon to the Dream lanterns that ringed Castle Island on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's famous speech.
Remember a couple weeks ago when the state shut the Sugar Bowl path at Castle Island for repairs? As Dave Shea noticed this morning, looks like they have some more work to do.
State Police, of course, closed Morrissey Boulevard early this morning, which is what you can expect from a road built roughly two inches above sea level next to a bay. And that, naturally, meant shutting the exit to Morrissey off I-93 northbound.
At 7:59 a.m., Steve Bickerton tweeted:
Neponset Circle backed up Gallivan Blvd. to Eire Pub.
Neponset Ave is a parking lot. 15 mins from Coffey Street to Lil Peach.
Meanwhile, upbay at Castle Island, Steve Brady reported:
The ocean is slowly devouring the Sugar Bowl, and the water is up to the sidewalk at parts of the causeway. Couldn't even see a hint of the harbor islands from the Sugar Bowl, either. Just the swollen ocean. Very eerie.